Alonso’s 2009 news due ‘next week’

Fri, 31 October 2008, 10:58

Oct.31 (GMM) Fernando Alonso at Interlagos denied this weekend will be the scene of the announcement about his future

But the Spaniard, who is tipped to stay at Renault next year rather than switch to Honda, admitted that the news is looming

“I think next week,” he told reporters on the scene of Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix, the last race of the season

Team boss Flavio Briatore said a few days ago that the 27-year-old looks likely to also spend the 2009 season with the French squad

“The chance (that he stays at Renault) is fairly big,” he told a German newspaper last Sunday

Meanwhile, Alonso has stated he would like to see Lewis Hamilton beaten to the title this weekend by Felipe Massa, but denied he feels any personal animosity towards his former McLaren teammate

“But I think I will always prefer any team other than McLaren to win,” he confessed

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